The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on April 10, 2014, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Tom Shellington and Paul Buller.  Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson, correspondent for the York News Times. The agenda of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the County ClerkÕs office and a copy of the agenda was made available to each Commissioner.


Bamesberger announced that the Open Meetings Act was posted outside the door along with copies in the back of the Board Room.  Proof of publication was also available.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Sikes to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2014, Board of Commissioners meeting; Bulgrin absent motion carried 4-0


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Buller to adopt the agenda for Tuesday, April 15, 2014; Bulgrin absent motion carried. 4-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to go into executive session at 8:50 a.m.; motion carried 5-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to come out of executive session at 8:58 a.m. which no action was taken; motion carried. 5-0



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes to approve General Assistance Case# B/C 14-4 to Met Mortuary for the amount of $ 1,106.27 motion carried. 5-0


There were no Interfund Transfers to come before the Board.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin to approve the payroll in the amount of $140,411.38 and vendor claims, motion carried. 5-0


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                             Total                                            


Rd                      Ace Irrigation and MFG                              Culverts                                     4568.00

Rd                      Aero Industries, INC                                   Equipment                                   399.74

Busy W              After Hours Grafix                                      Pickups                                        462.50

Rd                      Allied Oil & Supply, Inc                             Equipment                                   450.10

Visitor Prom      Avery Outdoor                                            Advertising                                  250.00

Aging                  Bag N Save                                                   Health Prom.                             1866.12

Gen                    Bob Baker Company, Inc                            Equipment                                   463.58

Rd                      Baum Hydraulics Corp                                Equipment                                   260.60

Gen                    Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract                      1008.00

Gen                    Marjorie Braman                                          Retirement                                     11.00

Gen                    Patricia Bredenkamp                                    Retirement                                     10.00

Gen                    Buffalo County Sheriff Dept                       District Court                                59.78

Inher Tax            Business Brokers Corporation                    Misc                                            448.04

Rd                      Car Parts Inc                                                Supplies/Tools                            368.81

Visitor Prom      Casa For York County                                Printing/Publ                                250.00

Gen                    Cash-Wa Candy  Co.                                   Supplies                                     1249.47

Rd                      Central Nebraska Equipment                       Equipment                                   570.00

Visitor Prom      Chances R Restaurant and Lounge              Meals                                           252.81

Gen                    Gary Charlton                                              Retirement                                     11.00

Gen                    City of York                                                Water                                             84.19

Gen                    Connecting Pint Computer Center              Data Processing                             50.00

Gen                    Contryman Associates, PC                         Misc                                          1800.00

Gen                    Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing                             45.00

Rd                      Cornhusker Cleaning Systems Inc.              Supplies                                       120.71

Gen, Rd              Corporate Payment Systems                       Equip/Data Processing              1092.04

Rd                      Cross-Dillon Tire                                         Equip/Tire                                 3668.40

Gen                    Sharon Cuda                                                 Retirement                                     10.00

Gen                    Culligan Water                                             Equip/Supplies                              34.25

Gen                    Data Tech Computer Services                     Data Processing                           300.00

Gen                    Des Moines Stamp MFG Co                      Office Supplies                              70.65

Gen                    Dugan Business Forms                                Data Processing/Voting Supp    2232.02

Gen, Rd, Aging  Eakes Office Plus                                         Office Supplies                          2384.44

Visitor Prom,


Gen                    Election Systems & Software, Inc               Supplies                                       971.02

Rd                      Farm Plan                                                     Equipment                                   557.97

Rd                      FehlhaferÕs Inc                                             Repair                                          286.40

Gen                    Fillman Law Offices                                    Attorney Fees                             802.50

Rd                      Filter Care                                                    Equipment                                   212.70

Gen                    First Concord Benefits Group, Inc              Misc                                            450.00

Rd                      Five Star Truck Center-York                       Equipment/Tire                             90.00

Rd                      Friesen Chevrolet, Inc                                  Equipment                                     27.60

Rd                      Friesen Ford                                                 Equipment                                   163.05

Gen                    Galls/Quartermaster                                     Uniform Allowance                       53.99

911                     Gillespie, Joshua                                          Telephone Service                     3765.89

Gen                    Global Tech Inc.                                          Office Equipment                        142.45

Gen                    Grand Central Foods                                   Food/Health Pro                        4370.34

Rd                      Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.            Building & Ground                      118.00

Gen                    Harry Hecht                                                 Retirement                                     16.00

Aging                  Hines, Janet                                                 Mileage                                          50.40

Gen                    Hometown Leasing                                      Equip/Rental/Data Processing   1393.01

Rd                      Klute Truck Equipment                               Equip/Supplies                            277.51

Rd                      Husker Steel                                                 Steel Products                            1238.00

Gen                    Hy-Tec Auto Services                                 Machinery/Equip                            7.91

Gen                    JackÕs Uniforms & Equipment                    Uniform Allowance                     506.08

Rd                      Jackson Services Inc.                                   Shop Supplies                               66.48

Rd                      Jensen Lumber Company                            Building & Ground                          4.07

Gen                    JEO Consulting Group, Inc                         Haz Mitigation                          1597.00

Gen                    JM Monograms, Inc                                    Uniform Allowance                     127.60

Rd                      John Kohl Auto Center, Inc                        Equipment                                     23.75

Rd                      Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc                   Gravel & Royalty                     7,414.50

Gen                    Kopchos Sanitation, Inc                              Garbage                                          37.00

Gen                    Eileen Krumbach                                          Mileage                                          87.36

Visitor Prom      The Lamar Companies                                 Advertising                                  490.00

Gen                    Lancaster County Court                              County Attorney                            5.75

Gen                    Lancaster County Sheriff                             District Court                                19.77

Gen                    Lancaster County Youth Services               Juvenile Care                             2950.00

Gen                    Larue Coffee                                                Equipment                                   174.32

Rd                      Matherson Tri-gas, Inc                                Supplies                                       324.98

Gen                    Medical Enterprises, Inc                              Physical                                         31.00

Gen                    Medtox Laboratories, Inc                            Drug/Alcohol                                 61.69

Gen                    Microfilm Imaging Systems                         Equipment/Processing                 293.00

Gen                    Mid America First Call                                Autopsy Costs                          1116.00                                       

Gen                    MIPS Inc.                                                    Supplies                                       917.02

Gen                    MogulÕs Transmission                                 Vehicle/Sheriff                             943.64

Gen                    Moore Medical LLC                                    Medical-Prisoners                       308.72

Rd                      NaberÕs Repair Services                               Shop Supplies                               22.44

Gen                    National SheriffsÕ Association                     Dues                                            106.00

Gen                    NE Association of County Treasurers        Dues                                            125.00

Gen                    Nebraska County Attorneys Assoc            Dues                                          1413.00

Rd                      Nebraska Public Power District                  Electricity                                    439.34

Gen                    Nebraska Gov                                              County Attorney                            5.00

Rd                      Nebraskaland Glass                                     Equip Repair                               180.00

Rd                      NMC Exchange LLC                                   Equipment/Grader Blades         6534.86

Gen                    North Office Supply                                   Supplies                                       104.19

Rd                      OÕReilly Auto Parts                                    Supplies                                       465.05

Rd                      Officenet                                                      Supplies                                       133.94

Rd                      Orkin, LLC                                                  Building & Ground                      450.00

Rd                      Osceola Implement & Supply Inc               Equipment                                   545.35

Gen                    Paper Tiger Shredding                                  Misc                                              35.00

Rd                      Paulsen, Terry                                             Telephone Service                         30.00

Rd                      PennerÕs Tire & Auto                                  Equip/Tires                                4565.43

Visitor Pro, Rd   Perennial Public Power District                   Advertising/Electricity                258.90

Rd                      Platte Valley Communications                    Equipment                                   119.00

Rd                      Power Plan                                                   Equipment                                 1358.38

Rd                      Rasmussen Auto Parts                                Supplies                                       645.90

Gen                    Melvin Reetz                                               Retirement                                     12.00

Gen                    Region V Services                                        Misc                                          6081.00

Gen                    Ed Roehr Safety Products                           Safety Equip                                134.51

Rd                      Rose Equipment Inc                                    Road/Bridge                               3023.89

Rd                      Sahling Kenworth Inc                                  Equipment                                     28.04

Rd                      SAPP Bros. Petroleum                                Equipment                                 3763.32

Gen                    Joyce Samson                                              Uniform Allowance                       42.00

Gen                    Sandman, Donald                                         Mileage/Phone Services                 68.40

Visitor Prom      Sautter, Robert                                             Mileage/Meals                             310.74

Gen                    Secretary of State-Election Div                   Voting Supplies                             20.00

Em Man             Seward County Courthouse                        Misc                                          3731.21

Rd                      Starbuck, Charles                                         Telephone Services                        29.05

Gen                    Stephens Law Offices                                  Attorney Fees                           1042.50

Gen                    Tammy Stuhr                                               Mileage                                        314.16

Rd                      Surplus Center                                             Safety Equipment                        902.65

Gen                    Telephone Systems of Nebraska                 Building & Ground                    1002.99

Rd                      Thermo King Christensen                            Equipment                                   183.97

Rd                      Truck Center Companies                             Equipment                                   827.59

Rd                      Truck Equipment Service Company           Equipment                                     26.76

Aging                  US Postal Service                                         Postage                                          49.00

Visitor Prom      USA Outdoor II, LLC                                 Advertising                                  390.00

Gen                    Verizon Wireless Services                            Telephone Service                       828.04

Rd                      Village of Bradshaw                                     Water                                             14.21

Rd                      Village of McCool Junction                         Water                                             38.00

Visitor Prom      Waitt Outdoor                                             Advertising                                  450.00

Visitor Prom      Web Tech Solutions                                     Misc                                              40.00

Rd                      Weldon Industries                                        Equipment                                   135.52

Fed Drug/Law    Wiemer, Scott                                              Misc                                            370.52

Gen                    Eric Williams, PC                                         Attorney Fees                           1170.00

Rd, Gen,Aging   Windstream Communications                      Telephone Service                     4464.16

Relief, E911, 911

Gen                    JS Wurm & Associates                                Attorney Fees                             581.25

Rd                      York ACE Hardware                                   Equipment                                   192.60

Visitor Prom      York Area Chamber of Commerce               Office Equipment                        192.35

Gen                    York County Court                                     Court Costs                                   51.50

Visitor Prom      York County Development Corp                Misc                                            930.04

Gen                    York County District Court                        Court Costs                                 516.00

Weed                  York County Highway Dept                       Machinery/Equipment                  84.44

Gen                    York County Register of Deeds                  Misc                                              64.00

Gen                    York County Sheriff                                    Safety Equipment                        144.53

Rd                      York Equipment                                          Road Equipment                        1545.02

Gen                    York General Hospital                                 Screening/Testing                       2332.25

                        Gen, Rd,             York News-Times                                       Publication                                   594.18

Visitor Prom, Em Man                                                          

Visitor Prom      York Printing Company                              Office Supplies                            939.45

Gen                    Gary Zoubek                                               Mileage                                        440.16



Moved by Buller, seconded by Shellington, to approve that Strong Financial take over the County Medical Insurance, changing from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Co-Opportunity with the savings to the County of $275,065.84; motion carried.5-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #14-23 to hold a Public Hearing on recommendation to vacate Road R in Section 7, Township 9, Range 1, motion carried. 5-0




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners have resolved to hold a public hearing on a recommendation to vacate Road R in Section 7 Township 9 Range 1 and,


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:  the Board upon due consideration of said recommendation, will hold a public hearing on May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board of CommissionerÕs Meeting Room, 510 Lincoln Avenue, York, Nebraska 68467.


Dated this 15th day of April, 2014.


Drawdown #37 for the Bond Fund was discussed.

Moved by Sikes, seconded by Shellington to approve Bond Drawdown #37, Dixon Construction Co for $5,404.91 and Speece and Lewis Engineers for $1,918.26for a total amount of $ 7,323.17; motion carried.5-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to approve Resolution #14-24 to release Pledge Security, Safekeeping Department: Buffalo County Nebraska School District, motion carried.5-0



            WHEREAS, Cornerstone Bank was heretofore designated as a depository for County Funds and to secure the same from time to time, has heretofore deposited in escrow, certain securities, which have from time to time with the approval of the County Board been submitted for other securities; and


            WHEREAS, at this time there are on deposit with said Buffalo County Nebraska School District in escrow, to secure the County deposits in said Cornerstone Bank the following security:


Cornerstone Bank

Safekeeping Department: Buffalo County Nebraska School District

Maturity Date: 12/15/2022

CUSIP: #11501DX9

Pledge amount:  $260,000.00


            BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the depository receipts heretofore filed with the County Clerk covering the above described securities, be and hereby are cancelled and discharged, and the County of York hereby releases the said Buffalo County Nebraska School District, Escrow Agent from all liability by reason of the surrender of the said bonds and hereby authorizes and empowers the County Treasurer to surrender the Depository Receipts covering said securities to Cornerstone Bank.


            DATED this 15th day of April, 2014


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to approve the Improvement Application for Wessels Living History Farm for improvements to the Lutheran Church of Thayer for handicapped accessible, re-wiring, installing a fire protection system and other upgrades, for the amount of $85,435.35; motion carried. 5-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Shellington, to approve Resolution #14-25  for the York County Public Transportation to apply for application  for Federal Funds available under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act; motion carried. 5-0




            WHEREAS, there are federal funds available under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act and for the Nebraska Public Transportation Assistance Program, and


            WHEREAS, York County Public Transportation desires to apply for said funds to provide public transportation in York County.


            BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED; the York County Board of Commissioners hereby instructs York County Public Transportation to apply for said funds.  Said funds are to be used for the York County Public Transportation operations in the FY 2014-2015 Application for Public Transportation Assistance.


            DATED this 15th day of April, 2014


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller on June 18, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 to have a surplus sale in the basement of the Courthouse to sale all the county surplus stored in the basement, motion carried.5-0



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to table the Zoning Position to the next Commissioners meeting April 29, motion carried.5-0


Job Performance evaluation were handed out, General Assistance Kurt Bulgrin and Paul Buller, Veterans Service Officer Jack Sikes and Bill Bamesberger, Maintenance Paul Buller and Bill Bamesberger, Juvenile Diversion Kurt Bulgrin and Area on Aging Tom Shellington and Jack Sikes, evaluation have to be done by May 12th


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to table upgrading the time clocks from Windows XP to Windows 7 until further research on how to down size the number of time clocks, motion carried. 5-0


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Shellington, to go into executive session at 10:27 a.m.; motion carried. 5-0


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin, to come out of executive session at 10:56 a.m. which no action was taken; motion carried.5-0


Moved by Buller, seconded by Sikes, to offer the Highway Superintendent job to Harvey Keim starting May 19, 2014 with a salary of $60,000.00, motion carried.5-0


FEE REPORTS (reports were reviewed and placed on file)

County Clerk, March 2014                                                   $21,536.41

Clerk of the District Court, March 2014                                 $3,877.02

County Treasurer – Fund Balances as of March 31, 2014

General                                                                              $1,519,193.59

Roads                                                                                   $734,045.84

Highway Bridge Buy Back Program                                    $186,618.60

Adult Diversion                                                                       $4,056.05

Juvenile Diversion                                                                   $3,897.47

Child Support Enforcement Cty Atty                                  $12,936.63

Reappraisal                                                                            $75,000.00

ROD Preservation Fund                                                          $1,793.48

Employment Security                                                            $12,931.83

Area on Aging                                                                        $25,232.00

Relief & Medical                                                                      $7,121.28

State Institutions                                                                     $9,104.66

Veterans Aid Fund                                                                 $25,589.14

Busy Wheels                                                                            $9,643.06

STOP                                                                                       $2,332.75

York Co Drug Fund                                                                    $475.00

Federal Drug Law Enf                                                              $3,601.29

Debt Service                                                                         $486,726.29

Inheritance Tax                                                                 $1,489,077.82

911 Wireless Serv                                                                $103,821.66

911 Wireless Serv Holding                                                     $38,826.12

Emergency Mgmt                                                                  $29,565.08

Law Enforcement Sheriff                                                         $1,832.87

Noxious Weed Dist                                                                $18,274.87

2012 Hwy Allocation Project                                              $310,190.81

Ambulance                                                                             $68,680.02

911 Emergency                                                                    $107,510.33

CDBG                                                                                           $10.01

Co Visitors Impr Fund                                                        $190,220.70

Visitors Promotion                                                               $ 68,850.52


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m.  The next meeting will be held April 29, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Respectfully Submitted

Kelly Turner

York County Clerk